School Safety

  • Each school in West Ada School District has an Emergency Response Plan that has been carefully developed and addresses a multitude of emergency situations including an active shooter. In addition, all West Ada School District schools conduct lockdown drills in conjunction with local law enforcement two times each school year. If there is an emergency at your child’s school, your cooperation is necessary to help us respond effectively to such situations. 

    In the event of an emergency, please help us by doing the following:

    • Do not call and do not go to the school.
      • In an emergency, onsite staff are focused solely on getting everyone to a safe location. Showing up to the site can create unnecessary traffic, preventing emergency vehicles from responding quickly. You could also put yourself or others in danger.
      • If you get a call or text from your student, help them remain calm. Remind your student that school staff know what to do in an emergency situation, and will work to keep everyone safe.
      • Please know we will communicate with parents/guardians about reunifying you with your child and that this reunification site may not be at the school.

    • Check the West Ada School District homepage at www.westada.org
      • We will provide credible, accurate and useful information to the public as soon as possible. Please be aware that Information received from sources other than the school administrator or the West Ada School District may be inaccurate.
      • Expect to see our posts updated as necessary. We will also provide updates to local news media, but emergency situations can change rapidly. Typically, multiple agencies are involved, so communication is coordinated through the “lead agency,” which may cause a delay in notification.

    • Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging:
      • We will use our emergency text notification system to contact parents and guardians. Please make sure your emergency contact information in PowerSchool is always up to date. If you have previously opted out of receiving text messages and wish to receive them again, please respond to a West Ada text or send the message SUBSCRIBE WESTADA to 23177. 

    • Reunification Site: 
      • An alternative site other than the school where school administrators will check-out students to the child’s parent/guardian. Students will only be released to authorized parents/guardians with proper identification (e.g. driver’s license, state identification, etc.)